Creating a Comparison Matrix

Charles Bailey has published a very helpful bibliography (Digital Curation and Preservation Bibliography, v.1), from which the resources below were gleaned.  In addition, I have been adding resources to Mendeley, a research management tool: Digital Curation, Digital Library Best Practices & Guidelines, Digital Library Systems, and Metadata. Archival Management Software, A Report for the Council on Library and Information Resources, January, 2009 Wiki updates to Archival Management Software report to CLIR (above) Choosing a System for Managing Your Image Collection (from JISC), 2007 Collection Management and Creation Strategies for UC Special Collections and Archives, Summary and Features Matrix (pdf document, Continue reading Creating a Comparison Matrix

Comparing Digital Library Systems

I am currently evaluating options for implementing a digital library.  It’s an ongoing process. :o)  Since there are probably more proprietary systems out there, I’m hoping people will leave comments letting me know about them (same thing for open source).  I’ll post the charted results when I’m done (hopefully in the near future). There are several digital asset management systems for digital libraries. On the proprietary side (closed source) there are (this is not an exhaustive list): ContentDM (OCLC): software that handles the storage, management and delivery of library digital collections to the Web DigiTool (ExLibris) Archivalware (PTFS): a web-based, Continue reading Comparing Digital Library Systems

Code4Lib2010 Notes from Day 3

Keynote #2:  Paul Jones catfish, cthulhu, code, clouds and levenshtein cloud (what is the levenshtein distance between Cathy Marshall and Paul Jones?) Brains: create the code using certain assumptions about the recipient, which may or may not be accurate Brains map based on how they are used. (images showing difference in brain usage between users who are Internet Naive, and Internet Savvy: for Internet Naive, “reading text” image closely matches “Internet searching” image, but is very different for the Internet Savvy image) Robin Dunbar: anthropologist who studies apes & monkeys.  Grooming, gossip, and the evolution of language (book).  Neocortex ratio Continue reading Code4Lib2010 Notes from Day 3

Code4Lib2010 Notes from Day 2, afternoon

A better advanced search How to filter multiple similar titles by the same author, or multiple author instances (artist as author, as subject, as added author), or combine multiple facet values At start: no drop down boxes, only titled text boxes, based on above.  Keyword (& Item Description) 3rd on the list; “Subject Terms” instead of just “Subject” Dismax, & Solr local params:  local param syntax: _query_:{dismax qf …..} jQuery functions added to multi-facet search boxes; also added faceting to results (actionable facets) The search breadcrumbs got really complex. Drupal 7: A more powerful platform for building library applications Has a Continue reading Code4Lib2010 Notes from Day 2, afternoon

Code4Lib2010 Notes from Day 2, morning

Iterative Development:  Done Simply Agile, Scrum (Agile case study) Problem:  too much to do (geez, even with a staff like that?); priorities, requirements change frequently, emergencies happen IT blackbox:  those on the outside don’t know what’s going on inside Agile: response to waterfall method of software development:  values working software, customer collaboration, change, interaction Scrum: agile methodology Roles:  product owner, scrum master (keeps things going), team Artifacts: product backlog, sprint backlog (visual of scrum sprint.) Daily scrum (c. 15 min. @ start of day) what’s going on, bring up to date Sprint retrospective:  what went well, what to change for next Continue reading Code4Lib2010 Notes from Day 2, morning